Pastor for 35 years of the venerable First Baptist Church of Dayton. He was from a prominent Eastern family and enjoyed a distinguished ministerial career. He ministered to many of Dayton's most influential families (Thresher, Barney, Huffman, McCann, Beaver, Deeds, to name a few) as well as the ordinary people of the town equally. He served on many denominational boards and leadership positions, including what is now Denison University. He is buried in a family lot along with his wife and children and their African-American butler, Julius Caesar Hays.
The cemetery database has his name as "Henry Francis Coby."
Mary Lizzie Chamberlin Colby
1846–1919 (m. 1870)
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